April 27, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 58

Stories from the April 27, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sodexo contract requires all new hires be unionized

After eight months of negotiations, the University’s food service provider in the Marvin Center, Sodexo, signed a new contract with the union representing its employees that prohibits Sodexo from leasing space in J Street to subcontracted vendors. Subcontracted vendors, under the old terms, did not have to employ unionized workers. The old contract expired in […]

Softball swept in Saturday twinbill

Saturday was another difficult afternoon for the GW softball team, as the squad dropped its eighth doubleheader of the season, being swept at home by St. Bonaventure. A lack of offense doomed the Colonials in the opening 2-1 loss before tired pitching cost them their brief lead in the second game, which GW dropped 9-6. […]

Letters to the Editor

SEC funding clarification I write to clarify a point from an April 16 article on the Science and Engineering Complex (“University to take on more debt to build SEC,” p. 1). In February, the GW Board of Trustees approved an expenditure of up to $10 million to conduct a feasibility study for benchmarking, programming and […]

Students and local senior citizens celebrate at annual Senior Prom

Web Extra Although their memories of high school may have faded, area seniors got a chance relive their youth Sunday afternoon at the annual Senior Prom, hosted by the Neighbors Project – a division of the Office of Community Service. The event, held in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom, treats low-income seniors from the District […]

Lacrosse ends season with A-10 loss

With a 12-9 first round loss in the Atlantic 10 Tournament to top-seeded UMass Friday, the GW women’s lacrosse team closed the book on an up and down 2009 season. After trailing 10-5 early in the second half, GW (5-12, 4-4 A-0) scored four straight goals to come within one, but could not tie the […]

Men’s tennis upset again

History tends to repeat itself. The GW men’s tennis team found that out the hard way this weekend. For the second straight year, the team entered the Atlantic 10 as the first seed and for the second straight year, the team failed to clinch the title. The Colonials lost their shot at a top finish […]

GW Hospital launches new program for cancer patients

While some patients are cured of cancer with just a few months of treatment, a new program at the GW Hospital plans to make fighting cancer a continual process. This fall, GW Hospital will launch the new Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy. With support from Pfizer and the Pfizer Foundation, […]

Blitzer hosts Cancer Gala

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel hosted one of the University’s swankiest annual events Saturday night, the Medical Center’s 6th annual black-tie Cancer Gala. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., Dr. Rachel Brem and Jeanette Michael were all honored at the ceremony, emceed by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Kennedy, however, was not present at the event. In his opening remarks, Blitzer […]